Fraud charges in hacking case against Uber ex-security chief are dismissed

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday granted a request by prosecutors to dismiss fraud counts against a former Uber Technologies Inc security chief also charged with covering up a 2016 data hack affecting 57 million passengers and drivers. U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco dismissed the three wire fraud charges against Joseph Sullivan. Prosecutors had requested the dismissal in a court filing last Wednesday, without explaining why, after a different judge ruled on June 28 they could pursue the charges. Sullivan still faces two charges: obstructing a U.S. Fede…

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